Amber Rose is still competing on this season of Dancing With the Stars, but she is now opening up about what she feels is unfair critique from judge Julianne Hough.
Rose now says she felt “body-shamed” by Hough after her salsa with pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Monday, September 26. “It was a point in the dance where I had to lift my leg up and Maks dipped me and [Julianne] said, ‘Oh, I’m uncomfortable,’ and I instantly, I felt, I did feel body-shamed,” the 32-year-old stated on her latest podcast on Loveline with Amber Rose.
“You know, all the beautiful professional dancers that are on Dancing With the Stars, I mean they dress very sexy and they do splits and they grind up on these guys and they look absolutely stunning and they get a standing ovation. And for me, and my body, my hips, my a-s, my breasts, made her uncomfortable.”
Meanwhile Hough responded to Rose’s feelings of being body-shamed by stating, “To be clear, that was a produced package, not live coverage and they can put those sound bites anywhere. My ‘uncomfortable’ comment was about the fact that I felt like I wanted more out of the performance – when someone is doing a hot, sexy dance like that without the right amount of energy that is required, it can be uncomfortable to watch.” She added, “Trust me I’m ALL for a sexy booty dance!! We all know that!! And any kind of body-shaming goes against everything I believe in.”